John Wilson came up with another hot shooting performance to lead the Meralco Bolts, this time over the San Mig Coffee Super Coffee Mixers, 72-64, in the PLDT MyDSL 2014 PBA Philippine Cup, Wednesday, at the SMART-Araneta Coliseum.
Meralco found themselves down by as much as 18 points in the second half, but finally dismantled San Mig Coffee by shifting to a tight zone defense. Meanwhile, John Wilson torched San Mig Coffee during a 28-5 blitz spanning the latter quarters, giving them a five-point lead midway through the final frame, 61-56, that they would not relinquish.
San Mig Coffee (1-5) couldn't retain their momentum since besting the Air21 Express last week. On the other hand Meralco (3-3) is on the upswing despite playing with a thin front court, winning three of their last four games.
"It's a great testament to the fantastic resolve that we played out there. We grinded (sic) with our small group," said Bolts mentor Ryan Gregorio. "Our shift from man to zone threw their rhythm off."...
After seeing their two-game streak snapped, the Meralco Bolts will try to get their PLDT MyDSL Philippine Cup campaign back on track when they take on the San Mig Coffee Mixers on Wednesday at the SMART-Araneta Coliseum.
The Bolts-Mixers duel tips off at 8 p.m. live on TV5 after the opening match between Petron and Air 21 at 5:45, which will air live over AksyonTV.
Meralco was coming off two impressive victories over Ginebra and Air 21 before being ambushed by the GlobalPort Batang Pier last Friday. The Bolts will face a San Mig Coffee squad struggling to get out from near the bottom of the standings with a 1-4 win-loss record....
Amid persistent rumors that the Bolts are after Danny Ildefonso to plug their gap up front, Meralco Bolts head coach Ryan Gregorio admitted that there have been talks between the 36-year old, two-time MVP and their franchise.
"There are initial talks with the agent, but it's just first base and exploratory in nature. If there is really one thing that's stopping us, it's his injury history, all kinds of ailments," said Gregorio. "That's why we have to be really, really sure right now that once we make that move, he's really 100 percent healthy."
While some sources say Ildefonso's inclusion is a lock, Gregorio expressed some concern about incorporating a new player into his line-up....
Sol Mercado and Jay Washington combined for 60 points to lift GlobalPort Batang Pier over the Meralco Bolts, 93-89, in the PLDT MyDSL 2014 PBA Philippine Cup, Friday, at the SMART-Araneta Coliseum.
"It was good. We were able to execute our game plan, especially against their shooters," said Globalport coach Ritchie Ticzon. "The boys really wanted to play their hearts out. It was all about effort, all about commitment for our team." ...
The Bolts, who are riding on a two game-win streak, knows how potent the Batang Pier’s offensive arsenal is.
“We are up against the best offensive team in the league. They are overflowing with individual talent. They can flat-out score,” said Meralco coach Ryan Gregorio in PBA.ph....
|Team History (Last 10 Conferences)|
|2013-2014 Philippine Cup||3||3||0.500|
|2012-2013 Governors' Cup||7||7||0.500||3rd|
|2012-2013 Commissioners' Cup||8||9||0.471||7th|
|2012-2013 Philippine Cup||8||8||0.500||5th|
|2011-2012 Governors' Cup||7||8||0.467||6th|
|2011-2012 Commissioners' Cup||6||7||0.462||6th|
|2011-2012 Philippine Cup||8||8||0.500||7th|
|2010-2011 Governors' Cup||3||5||0.375||8th|
|2010-2011 Commissioners' Cup||3||6||0.333||8th|
|2010-2011 Philippine Cup||7||9||0.438||5th|